DE Marvin Gross (6-4, 225, 4.56) of Baltimore Dunbar, Maryland is one of the most sensational rush defensive ends that I have ever seen.
I started watching the highlight film of Gross and I started to get intrigued about his speed, quickness and ability to make quarterback sacks.
Normally, I would watch a highlight film for about ten or twelve plays and then determine a player’s skills, abilities, and competitive motor.
In the case of Marvin Gross, I was blowned-away. First of all, he made a quarterback sack on his first six or seven plays and this, obviously got my attention, so I decided to keep watching and I started to count how many plays were a quarterback sack.
How many college coaches can watch a highlight film on a 6-4 defensive end with sub 4.6 speed; watch him make 31 straight quarterback sacks; and then not offer him a scholarship?
Well, obviously a lot of them, because Gross only has four scholarship offers, including offers from West Virginia, Wake Forest, Rutgers, and UTEP.
I just do not understand this, because Baltimore Dunbar is on the normal recruiting stop, but although Gross is Flying Under the Recruiting Radar, I think that a lot of college coaches just have not seen the highlight film that I have seen and I believe that his scholarship offers will drastically improve as more and more college coaches get a chance to evaluate his highlight film.
Gross did play with his hand on the ground as a junior, but he also took his hand off of the ground on many of his quarterback sacks.
Gross is so athletic and speedy, he will be moving to either a stand-up DE or outside linebacker as a senior and he worked out at that position in various camps and combines in the summer and already in 2012 camps.
UTEP Head Coach Mike Price and one of my good friends, defensive coordinator Andre Patterson, made the long flight from El Paso, Texas to Baltimore to see 2012 Verbal Commitments Ernest Hawkins and Terrence Williams, as well as to see 2013 Defensive End Marvin Gross.
Gross is a member of the 2012 Max Emfinger Northeast Super Sixty and I have invited him to play in the 2013 Ninth Annual Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game Classic.